Tivoli Gardens, Denmark

Tivoli gardens in Denmark
Tivoli Gardens Gate, Copenhagen

🥇 Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest theme parks in the world

Explore The Magic of Tivoli Gardens, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens is well known as the second-oldest amusement park that is still in operation in the entire world. It opened its doors in 1843, and it still brings joy, wonder, and fun to visitors, even after 177 years. It’s nestled in the beating heart of downtown Copenhagen right next to the Central Rail Station. The Tivoli Gardens is a must-see attraction on your next visit to Denmark.

Tivoli Gardens in Denmark

How to get to Tivoli Gardens

Getting to Tivoli is quite easy. The the park is located in the center of Copenhagen, just a few meters away from Copenhagen Central Station. You can either access the park by bus, train or metro. 

Getting to Tivoli Gardens from the Copehagen airport will take you around 15 minutes if you decide to do it by train, or 30 minutes if you decide to do it by bus/car. 

Copenhagen Central Station, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens tickets

You can either book your tickets directly in the official Tivoli Gardens website or from an official ticket reseller like Tiqets.

Another option is to buy your tickets at the entrance of the park but this is not recommended as rates can be higher and queues can be also long. In any case, it is highly advised to book your tickets in advance.  

Map of Tivoli Gardens

On the link below, you can find an interactive map of the park with all the activities, the rides, the shops, and the restaurants available.

For real-time information and more features, you can also download on your smartphone the official application of the park which is available on both App Store and Google Play.

Best Rides

You can’t leave Tivoli Gardens without jumping on Rutschebanen, the park’s famous wooden roller coaster dating back to 1914.

However, for real adventure seekers, The Demon roller coaster is a must. The ride lasts for just under two minutes, and it features a zero-G roll and two loops. There is even a virtual reality option, where you can fly through ancient mythical China to make the ride even more immersive and memorable!

Furthermore, the Star Flyer will bring butterflies in your stomach, while you’ll be sitting in a chair and spinning, 80 meters high. 

There are many rides for kids, including The Start Tower, The Elf Train, and The Lighthouse air carousel, to mention but a few.

The best rides at Tivoli Gardens

Other activities to check out

A trip to Tivoli Gardens wouldn’t be complete without some fascinating live performances that rival the park’s rides. The Pantomime Theater is free and is an entertaining theatrical experience for both children and adults. Some other notable experiences are the Tivoli Aquarium and the Amusement Arcades. Just keep in mind that these do have an extra cost.

Don’t forget to check out The Tivoli Youth Guard, featuring children who put on performances and parades wearing traditional uniforms that recall the Royal Danish Guard.

From mid-May to early September, the Tivoli Festival features a diverse variety of events and performances, including operas and symphony concerts. If you are more of a rock’n’roll type, there is even a Friday Rock concert once a week.

Tivoli Gardens is an exceptional amusement park not just because of its rich history and unique rides, but also because of its extensive program of live music and performances.

Pantomine theater at Tivoli Gardens
Pantomine theater, Tivoli Gardens

Best bites

After a full day of rides and shows, it’s time to recharge with some great food. Luckily, Tivoli Gardens is famous for its selection of restaurants and cafes. 

Some of the most popular are Cock’s & Cows and Gemyse. Hallernes Smorrebrod should be on the top of your list as it offers up traditional and authentic Danish cuisine.

Stop off for a coffee at the Espresso House or Crème By Nimb, then indulge your sweet tooth and buy a classic Danish sweet at Bolchekogeriet. Just make sure to book ahead as places fill up quickly!

Book your tickets for Tivoli Gardens here:

 

  • Choose the date that you wish to visit the park and then click on Book now.
  • Following that, you will be redirected to the tiquets website where you can complete your booking.
  • You will get your e-ticket by mail after a couple of minutes. As simple as that.
Tivoli Gardens in Christmas lights